Skynet 11-9-18 “Space Cookies” & “The Transit of Mercury” 9PM CT


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Saturday’s Topic: “Space Cookies” & “The Transit of Mercury”

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Space Cookies!.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Space Cookies!

The Doubletree Cookie

More Cookies

Space Exploration and Space History


Space Exploration News

Nov. 11th: Transit of Mercury

Nov. 8th: The “Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act” was signed into law honoring the women behind the mathematical challenges of space flight.

Composite Picture of Dorothy Vaughan, Kathrine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden

Space-Related Birthdays

Nov. 4th

1916: Walter Cronkite Born

Walter Coronkite in Low Gravity Simulator

This Week in Space History

Nov. 4th

2003: Massive Solar X-Ray Flare Whipped into Space Detected by GEOS

GOES Solar Flare 11/03/2003 Video

Astronaut John Herrington, First Native American to Fly in Space (STS-113)

Astronaut John Herrington

Nov. 5th

1928: Amelia Earhart, First Woman to Fly Across the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Earhart

1967: ATS-3 Launched

ATS-3 Artist Rendering

1995: Galileo Mission Begins Surveying Jupiter

Galileo and Amalthea

Nov. 6

1958: Pilot John McKay Takes X-1E on its Final Flight


X-1E Gate Guard

Launch of X-1E

1980: Saturn’s Red Spot Photographed

Saturn’s Red Spot

2014: Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin Brings Olympic Torch Aboard ISS

Tyurin with Torch

Nov. 7

1967: Surveyor 6 Launches

Launch Video

STS-51A Breaks Through Clouds

Nov. 9

1967: Saturn V Launches on Maiden Voyage with Apollo 4

Apollo 4 Launch

Waz Up?

If Chaz is out, go to and read the info there.

Transit of Mercury
Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Picture #1 – Big Bear

Picture #2 Cerro Toledo

Picture #3 Greatest Elongation

Picture #4 – Great Elongation Chart

Picture #5 Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculator

Picture #5A
Mercury Both

Picture #6 Mercury 1010

Picture #7 Expanded view of aligned images

Picture #8 – Apparent Size to Sun

Picture #9 – Mercury Image Stacked Photo

Picture #10 – Overlay Image
Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Nov. 12

LightSail 2

Nov. 11

Nov. 13

Nov. 14

North Korean Satellite

Nov. 12

Nov. 13

Nov. 16

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